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A Father's Love (in 5 parts)
Experience words, truth that will change your life… if you let them. They come from the heart of a Heavenly Father, the Father you have been looking for all your life. This Father loves His children in a way unlike any other. He wants you to know Him. He wants to heal you, to help you, to love you.

Consider this His expression of His love to you, His child.

Child of the Covenant of Grace,

I chose you before the foundation of the world, before anything was created. (Ephesians 1.4)
I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1.4, 5)
You were made in My image. (Genesis 1.27)
I am your Origin, your Creator, your Father. You are My offspring. (Acts 17.28)
In Me you live and move and have your being. (Acts 17.28)
I created you. I formed you. I have called you by your name; you are Mine. (Isaiah 43.1)...

Access the Father Through the Blood Many today praise. They pray. They seek peace and desire to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. But there is only one way to approach a holy God. There is only one way to access the throne of glory. It is "through the Blood."...

Respond to the Call of God In September of 1972, a battle raged over my soul. I had grown up in church, and presumed I had a personal relationship with Jesus, but I was not truly "saved." When asked what I would say to God should I find myself dead and standing before Him as He asked why He should let me into His heaven, I responded with my "Christian resume," a long list of everything from 11 years in choir to VBS to how hard I had tried to do right. Suddenly, I knew it was the wrong answer and that Jesus had something to do with the right answer, but how?...

For over an hour a fight ensued between God and Satan. I could sense it and screamed, having a good understanding of the sovereignty of God in salvation. Finally, God won, and I collapsed. That was the first time I heard the Holy Spirit. He said to me, "Mary, be still and know that I am God. I am the Living Spirit who has come to live within you. You have died, but because I live and live forever, you also live." It went on and on, and the Word I had studied for years made sense. I call this my Passover. With it came an understanding of Jesus Christ as the Way, the only way to the Father, and an ability to demonstrate thanksgiving to God....

Spikenard: Waste or Worship? Matthew 26, Mark 14, and John 12 all record an incident which Jesus describes as a good work. In fact, Jesus declared that wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world what this woman had done will also be told as a memorial to her. But what was it and who?...

The spikenard anointing: "What is dead will die, and what is alive will live."...

Abide in the Glorified One Andrew Murray, in his book Abide in Christ, says "To testify of the Saviour as the Coming One, we must be abiding in and bearing the image of Him as the Glorified One. Not the correctness of the views we hold, nor the earnestness with which we advocate them, will prepare us for meeting Him, but only the abiding in Him." (Murray, Andrew, Abide in Christ. New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 1979, page 202)

Today we look for the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ as never before, and yet He is calling us to abide in Him, to dwell in the shelter of the Most High, to live life within the veil, to behold Him in His power and coming. It is a call to grow up into maturity, to live in oneness with the Godhead, and to embrace the truth of Tabernacles....

God's Power in Weakness Getting through each day, trusting God in the midst of pain and suffering, will give you a deeper revelation of God’s grace and power. The greatest comfort in life does not necessarily come from knowing all the answers or from experiencing no difficulty. Rather it comes from knowing that God is in control of all things, even pain....

How Can I Shorten My Time in the Wilderness? Testimony of what has happened in the month of May after the Lord convicted me of self-righteousness and pride....

Let There Be Light Are you aware of how abusive our society has become? Words are wounding, killing the spirit and eroding the soul. The laughter on TV sitcoms has to be "canned" because the scenes and language aren’t funny. What’s presented is designed to cause us to accept life as a reality of power struggles, a huge game where one wins at another’s expense. Belittling, mocking, smirking, scorning, patronizing, insulting, walking off, etc. rise as dead flowers pulled out of stale, slimy water to pollute the atmosphere with the stench of corrupt communication. Mostly, however, the abuse occurs in private, "behind closed doors."...

Listening to God Have you ever wanted to sit at Jesus’ feet, up there in heaven, at the throne of God’s glory? Have you also been frustrated in your attempts to hear God, wondering what His will for you might be? How are you at sorting out God’s voice from all those other voices?...

Loneliness - Finding Our Way... Loneliness. Even the very word brings pictures of desolation. This emotional state brings heaviness of heart and plays no favorites. It intrudes rudely, uninvited, yielding no mercy, knowing no time limit. One cannot make a deal with it. It lingers when standing in a crowd. It stalks us like a silent killer. It brings groans to the spirit and pain into the cavity of the soul....

Make Way for the Love of God Resurrection and walking in its power manifest tangibly. That became apparent to me during the time of our mission into Brazil. As we stood to clothe a naked child, who had never had anything to wear and had no shoes, I was reminded of Matthew 25....

Open Your Heart to God's Reconciling Grace How many times have you felt betrayed by another person, by society, by yourself? When did you last ask, "Where do I stand? Where does anyone stand?" Can the darkness of betrayal become a corridor of understanding communion with Jesus Christ?...

Serve the Lord With Gladness

Seek Sanctuary in the Holy Spirit

Taking Your Shame Isaiah 65.12-16 contrasts the servants of the Lord God with those who did not answer when He called, did not hear when He spoke, chose that in which He does not delight, did evil before His eyes. In contrast to those who forsake the Lord, God’s servants eat while the others remain hungry....

The Roadmap to Personal Change Many today have a deep longing for a detailed road map to personal change. Many desire clear-cut instructions in how to effect profound change in their spiritual condition, a manual for daily religious practices that will bring an understanding of the ultimate nature of oneself and the world in which we live. Young people express the need for structure, a need which has caused thousands to turn to spiritual authority figures like the Dalai Lama and other gurus of the spiritual domain....

Unwrap the Bindings of Death Words that wound fester and infect, spreading poison, pain designed to rot foundations. Bitterness is a root, manifesting in words and language, contorting and tormenting through unforgiveness. It manifests in attitudes, a paradigm refusing to be soothed, refusing healing, refusing to forget. The wound that brought the poison is real, the wrong horrible, the misery gripping to the grave, the issue demanding resolve....

Pray for the Heart Have you learned, O man, that My lamp is the Word of God, that I am not a man that I should lie or repent? You have learned that I am not moving at the command or whim of men....

Cease striving. Be still and know that I am God. Cease to do evil. Cling to what is good. Wait upon the Lord. Instead of healing, pray for the mind, the soul, the heart and spirit. Pray that the heart be circumcised. Pray that I burn the root of bitterness. For I tell you, when the heart is mine, the body will follow....

This Thing is from Me I was speaking recently with a conference coordinator who called to ask me to be their keynote speaker. We talked awhile, and the theme emerged for the conference—walking with God. Then we began to talk about the tendency of believers to blame circumstances, other people, and/or the devil for adverse events occurring in their lives, adverse, that is, from their perspective.

I began to talk about a verse that jumped out at me a long time ago in the OT. It was in 1 Kings 12.24 and 2 Chronicles 11.4. After Solomon died, the kingdom split into two kingdoms, Israel and Judah. Israel, the ten tribes to the north, made Jeroboam king, determining not to follow the house of David. Judah, along with Benjamin, gathered around Rehoboam. A hundred and fourscore thousand warriors were ready to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.

But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God,
Saying, Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king
Of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin,
And to the remnant of the people, saying, Thus says
The LORD, You shall not go up, nor fight against your
brethren, the children of Israel. Return every man to
his house; for
this thing is from Me. They hearkened
Therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to
Depart, according to the word of the LORD.
(1 Kings 12.22-24)

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Lament: From Wrenching Pain to Worship A hidden hell. That’s what I call those times when we put up a good front to others, but inside, we’re dying, we’re struggling, we’re in the wilderness in our broken world, and we’re in an anguish no one else seems to understand. They’re not in our shoes. We’re walking through the valley of the shadow of death, and we haven’t gotten to that place where we fear no evil.

At these times in our lives, friends "don’t want to hear it." Okay, rejoice with those who rejoice, but weep with those who weep? What happens when our laughter turns to mourning and our joy turns to gloom?

This is My Beloved Son
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Standing at the Jordan River we could have talked about Jesus the Anointed One (Psalm 2), baptism, what baptism represents, Jesus baptizing with the Holy Spirit and with fire…lots of different things; but one thing stood out to me above anything else: the delight of the Father in His Son. Jesus is God's Servant Son, chosen, beloved, one in whom the Father's soul is well pleased. God's Spirit is upon Him, fulfilling Isaiah 42.

You can go out in the power of the Spirit, sent, separated, anointed, called to serve, set for the gospel, with a sense of your mission, with clear orders, but

To carry through to the finish,
To go through the crucible of the cross and beyond to resurrection,
To handle the dark nights of the soul and the desert places with the devil,
To resist temptation,
To bear rejection and reproach,
To suffer as you stand for the gospel and truth,

You need to know that the Father delights in you. You are in Christ; and Christ is the Chosen One, the Elect One, the Messiah, the One in whom the Father's soul is well pleased. You are accepted in the Beloved....

God's healing is progressive There is a lot of life-changing growth, healing and strengthening of "the inner man" that the Lord is doing in us, in visitors, and through mail and email contacts. Many that come to MCM ministries are working through various afflictions and trials, but are learning to trust the Lord in and through them. God's chief goal is our sanctification and completion in Christ. We continue to worship Him above all, and also pray for healing, but especially for the nations, revival, growth, sanctification and coming to wholeness in Christ.

Some do not receive healing for a time for whatever reason God chooses or because we are to just continue walking with him and serving Him in complete trust in Him as our loving Father. 2Cor. 12:7-10; Phil 2:25-27; 1Tim 5:23 And some of us just need to open our ears to what God is saying and repent of things that He is dealing with. Then sometimes He suprises us!

From Mary's article, Lord, Remember Me: "One of the ministries we support, Advocates International, wrote recently about "miracles in slow motion." This is so true. I see people expecting a miracle from God, something instantaneous, something requiring little more than a handshake. And sometimes it happens! But mostly, it’s "miracles in slow motion." It’s God moving purposefully and persistently to perform miracles of grace in people’s lives."

Praise God, He always fills us and the meeting place with his Holy Spirit and His anointing! We pray that He will continue to increase it and get us where we will yield more and more to him in order that we can receive much more and increasingly do greater works through Him who is in us! John 14:9-21

Primarily, the manifested signs of healing and deliverance come as we minister to the Lord and to each other and as God sends us out in ministry. "These signs shall follow them that believe..." As we believe, follow Him, and preach the gospel, these things shall follow. ke

Will You Be Made Whole?
In John chapter five we find the account of a man at the Pool of Bethesda. This man had a long standing condition, 38 years. He was one of many waiting on the five porches surrounding what is today believed to be by some a mineral spring.

In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. John 5:3, 4

Jesus approached him; the man was not looking for or to Jesus for a healing. He was looking at that pool and waiting for an angel. Jesus, however, saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time [in that condition]. Jesus asked, him, “Will you be made whole?”...

What Jesus Taught on the Atonement In depth audio Bible studies on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Spiritual, emotional and physical healing and wholeness come as you understand more fully what Jesus Christ did for you and with you on the cross.


Healing Testimonials

Many people are healed and delivered in the meetings when the Holy Spirit moves on/in us as well as progressively through continued ministry of God's Word and prayer. Here are a few examples.

Woman can carry groceries again 8/02 One of the women in the Fri. meeting was in considerable pain in her neck and shoulders, barely able to lift groceries. After being prayed for, she said she felt like something had lifted off of and gone from her back and shoulders during the prayer over her. She moved her arms around and did things she hadn't been able to do in several days. [From MCM Update No. 10, 8/31/02]

Major back pain healed 4/18/03. A visitor Fri. night reports that he was completely set free from major back and spinal pain the next day after being prayed for.

Leg infirmity healed 4/16/04. Mary's right leg and foot and had become painful and hard to walk on. She had been battling with this for about a year. Every morning, her foot would be curled under her leg and she would have to work at getting it straight enough to walk. She had to continually work through the day at getting and keeping her foot straightened out. Last week, the Lord showed her a vision where He slowly removed a long "voodoo" type of needle that was in her leg. From that point on her leg and foot have been completely normal and all pain gone.

Deniz' Testimony 3/7/05
A young man, age 14, who came to Christ at Craighouse®, fell from a high fence Sunday, February 27th. As news spread, we were all praying. Rev. Craig suspended the worship service to pray for Deniz. Then, Rev. Craig said we would be "doing church," not "having church," and all who could went to the Trauma Center at Broward General Medical Center to be with Deniz and his family. To the glory of God’s goodness and grace, Deniz broke no bones, and suffered no damage. Every Friday night, Deniz closes our gathering with a blessing, "And may God give grace to you all." The Lord showed me that as Deniz extended grace to others, God extended this great grace of intervention to him.

Here is Deniz' testimony.

Woman's leg and stomach healed 3/19/06. Marie is a new-comer to Craighouse. She is in her 80s. She recently received Christ as her Savior. She shuffled in Sunday with her walker appearing quite ill and in pain, holding her stomach and suffering from painful, swollen feet. She said she was sick and had been in terrible pain and illness for some time. Dr. Lois Delevoe, Dr. Mary Craig and others prayed for Marie. When Marie came to the Friday night Bible study she told everyone that she had been thanking God all week, that all the pain and swelling in her feet and all the terrible pain in her stomach was gone the following day (Monday), saying more than once that it was a miracle. She could hardly stop saying how much she had been thanking God for this miracle!

Woman healed in beauty shop 12/07. Kroy takes his mom, Nessa, to a beauty shop twice a month to get her hair done. The beautician who does her hair had received Christ as her Lord and savior a few weeks earlier. Today she was complaining of major back pain that she had been suffering from for about a week. After finishing Nessa's hair, they asked her if she would like them to pray for her. She would. They laid their hands on her back and prayed in Jesus' name for her, commanding her back to be healed in his name. Afterward, she volunteered that she had felt something move in her back while they were praying. She said that it was much better. Kroy asked her if there was any pain at all. She felt around her back, moved around, and said that no, all the pain was gone.

Woman set free from back and leg problem 5/08. A visiting, believing, and active in ministry couple got more than they had come for. Not experienced with the Holy Spirit moving powerfully in Church, they let Mary Craig pray for them one by one. The command came, "Come out..." The woman dropped to the floor. After she eventually got up, she said that she had come with tremendous leg and back pain that was making it difficult to walk or feel her leg. She said that she had said to the Lord on the floor that she could tell he had healed her. He asked if she would receive it, to which she gratefully responded, "Yes!" She said all the pain was gone and she could move everything freely. Her husband was prayed for, he received baptism in the Holy Spirit and fell to the floor (not necessary, but it happens to some) where he stayed for quite a while as prayer ministry continued for others.

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A Stronghold that Devours Many times I am asked to speak about strongholds as I do conferences and seminars on strategic spiritual warfare. People ask, "What is a stronghold?"...

Spiritual Strongholds: Things that Block the Blessings of God (Or Call the Plumber, My Pipeline is Clogged!) A stronghold is a defensive spiritual fortress behind which one hides and is protected. A stronghold is a fortified dwelling used as a means of protection from a perceived enemy. A stronghold is a powerful, vigorously protected spiritual reality. A demonic stronghold is any type of thing that exalts itself above the knowledge of God....

Strongholds: Things that Destroy When I conducted a spiritual warfare conference in Puerto Rico some years back, I saw a good example of a stronghold. There in Puerto Rico, the Spanish built El Morro. They built a stone wall 25 feet high and 18 feet thick to protect the port from raids by pirates and native Americans. It is a fortress. The world is full of many such fortresses built to ward off enemies....

Amalekites: Testing Covenant Love ...[Amalekites] were nomadic, raiders, had no fear of God, attacked the rear guard, cut off those who became physically weak, the old, children, and had an unrelenting and destructive spirit. "Amal" means "labor, sorrow." These people were God-defying, and God told them to treat them differently. Deuteronomy 20.10-12 tells us that no offer of peace was to be given to them first....

Come Out of Her My People! Babylon! It symbolizes the confusion caused by godlessness. It derives from Babil, i.e. "gate of the god"....

Loosing the Bonds of Shame SHAME. It binds us by the intensity of its destructive power exerted in our lives. It rules us like an addiction, causing us to cover it with arrogance, masks of respectability, lies, and deceit....

Really Walking Sober - How God Set Me Free Being a functional alcoholic every day for over twenty years, you live your life in a constant fog. In 1995, I gave my life to the Lord while attending a harvest crusade. Growing some in the Lord, taking classes, and attending church made a big difference in my life, but my bondage to alcohol continued. All my efforts to quit drinking failed, though I prayed for deliverance and strength regularly. I just could not quit no matter how hard I tried....

Treading on Serpents In Luke 10.19, Jesus says, "I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing shall by any means harm you."...

The Problem With America's Roots We live well here. Our forefathers prayed and planned and pioneered to fulfill their dreams of the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Some nations are clearly heathen. Ours touts "a nation under God." Over 200 years later, we are exposing the fact that this God to some founding fathers was the god of Freemasonry, holding out the promise that man can become a god once tapping into "the seething energies of Lucifer."...

Trust God's Covenant Love Have you ever found yourself so frustrated that you cry out, "Is the LORD among us, or not?" Have you seen giants in the land and declared to God, "The enemy is too strong for me!" Or have you wondered how God would move you through a seemingly impossible situation?...

Remember the Lord Your God People wonder. "Where are we after the resurrection of Christ?" "What did it mean for Christ to ascend into heaven to the right hand of the Father?" And "What does it mean for us today?"

When facing an uncertain future, we must remember that God is eternal and unchangeable (Malachi 3.6), that He is not at the mercy of anything or anyone else, that He is not defined by any external condition. The Revelation reveals Jesus Christ as the Lord of history. It is a book about rule, with God’s throne being the place of God’s official court, the place where He receives official worship...

Breaking Bondage: Finding Freedom You just can’t stop. It’s dysfunctional. It’s compulsive. It’s a hurt, habit, or hang-up that’s killing you. Some days you call it a demon. Other days you get angry that you can’t free yourself from its grip, the gravity pulling you to the grave. You put on a good front, you think; yet you know your life is a lie. You tell everyone you’re okay, in control, but deep down you know the truth. You’re out of control. It’s in control, and you want it more than anything or anyone else…right now, today. It’s your comfort, your reliable friend, your god. You are addicted, and it affects you and everyone around you.

Kevin's Story ... I intensified my praying and fasted, but still I got no response. The postman diligently delivered everything else except this passport. When the days kept on moving and I saw no answer to my prayers, I began to wonder whether God was really listening. I held a part-time job which helped me greatly but during the summer of 2005, the company shut down the unit I was based at. Without my passport, I couldn’t take up alternative job offers as I couldn’t prove my identity. Bills started to mount, the passport wouldn’t turn up and I began to question whether God was really hearing my prayers. I had done everything I could possibly do. It crossed my mind that probably the fault was with me; that maybe there was something I had done or was doing that certainly didn’t please the Lord. This thought created even more confusion and clouded my mind. I still prayed, but they were prayers laced with unbelief. I still believed that God was going to pull me out of this pit, but my attitude was slowly becoming tainted by bitterness. And as we all know, the Lord simply cannot work where there is unbelief or bitterness....

War on the Saints by Jessie Penn-Lewis, 1912 unabridged edition. War on the Saints is a very in depth analysis of the deception and schemes satan uses to lead the elect astray and into bondage, and the means through which the bound one can be set free in Christ.


Testimonials of Deliverance

2/03 Woman set free from stomach spasms. A regular participant in the Tues. meetings, Nessa, has been suffering from numerous illnesses. God gave a vision (special revelation through prayer) to Mary of something that looked like huge talons digging into Nessa's stomach. Mary and the group cast it out in the name of Jesus. Nessa reported the next day that severe, crippling stomach spasms she had been suffering from for years, for which strong medications had been prescribed by doctors (but never taken) had stopped, and the pain was gone.

12/03 New Life. Young 20 something Alisa came with her mom to MCM one day, thin and pale, seeming to have no life in her. She had been involved with people for years who were destroying her life. Dr. Mary worked with her in deliverance and assurance of salvation in Christ. She was changed radically as she was set free, filled with the Holy Spirit and moved into radical, whole-hearted living for Christ. She went to New York where she diligently followed God's leading in ministering to him and his people. It was difficult to recognize her when she returned to us. She was so full of God's joy and life, the old had quite literally passed away and everything had become new! PTL!

12/08 Restoration. One of the faithful women in the MCM ministry got dangerously sidetracked by Satan for two years. God has brought her back in a wonderful way. Through severe trials and hardships, she has struggled back, been delivered from alcohol and drug abuse, and has blossomed in ministry to the Lord and in the prophetic gift God has given her. She is a changed person and continually growing in the grace and knowledge of Christ! PTL!

3/09 Breakthrough. Jill was sent by her counselor for deliverance from years of oppression, even after being saved through faith in Christ. Over many weeks of intense battles she has been increasingly delivered, set free and filled with the Holy Spirit and worship and praise to Jesus. Jill is a blessing to all with her gentle, caring spirit and the anointing God has given her for worship.

4/09 Growing in salvation and deliverance. Gail has been coming for almost a year. She came, led by the Lord, she says, having been involved in healing and religious circles as best as she understood God's leading. But she was in need of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ and his blood shed for her and in need of much deliverance. She has been coming to MCM and getting the rich teaching of God's word along with increasing weekly deliverance and filling with the Holy Spirit. She is developing in her very own daily study of God's word, obedience and relationship with Jesus.


True Christian Faith: Spiritual warfare and deliverance from demons

True Christian Faith: Turning Curses into Blessings

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Salvation in a Sentence

Articles About God and Eternal Life

The Glory of the Gospel: What is the "Gospel"?

The Atoning Work of Jesus Christ (Español): More than sacrifice and redemption. What are the five aspects of Jesus Christ's atonement?

What Jesus Said About Eternal Life: Eternal Life According to Jesus...

Who is God and Who Are You?: An outline of what the Bible says about God and you, and how to obtain eternal life.


A Gross Injustice

As God Grants Life

Do You Know Who He Is? He was born with a message for mankind. He claimed to be the Messiah, the Savior, the only way to God as Father. He lived out the Word of God, the Word made flesh. He came as light and life and love. His destination was Jerusalem. His destiny was death for the salvation of sinners. Do you know who He is?...

I Am Coming.... Will You be Ready? (Prophetic word) Now it is almost time, and I will reveal My glory in Zion. I am the Lord, and I will not share My glory with another. I will no longer tolerate that one who calls herself a prophetess and is not. I will no longer tolerate those who speak wrongly of Me. I am the Lord Most High, true, faithful, and coming in great glory to demonstrate that I AM and there is no other. I will have no other gods before Me....

Jesus Christ: Sent by the Father God, the Covenant Lord, had sent certain ones to prophesy and to speak for Him. He sent angels with messages. He sent Moses and Aaron. He sent tokens and wonders.
He sent His Word. He sent John the Baptist to prepare the way for the Messiah (John 1.6, 8). And finally, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ.
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Promises From a Covenant Keeping God

The Promise of a Son Can you think of another person whose birth, life, death, and resurrection were foretold in such explicit detail centuries beforehand? Only God could provide us with a biography of someone’s life in such a manner, and only God could ensure that every detail would be just as foretold. "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved (borne along) by the Holy Ghost." (2 Peter 1.21)....

Mary's Testimony (Respond to the Call of God) In September of 1972, a battle raged over my soul. I had grown up in church, and presumed I had a personal relationship with Jesus, but I was not truly "saved." When asked what I would say to God should I find myself dead and standing before Him as He asked why He should let me into His heaven, I responded with my "Christian resume," a long list of everything from 11 years in choir to VBS to how hard I had tried to do right. Suddenly, I knew it was the wrong answer and that Jesus had something to do with the right answer, but how?...

For over an hour a fight ensued between God and Satan. I could sense it and screamed, having a good understanding of the sovereignty of God in salvation. Finally, God won, and I collapsed. That was the first time I heard the Holy Spirit. He said to me, "Mary, be still and know that I am God. I am the Living Spirit who has come to live within you. You have died, but because I live and live forever, you also live." It went on and on, and the Word I had studied for years made sense. I call this my Passover. With it came an understanding of Jesus Christ as the Way, the only way to the Father, and an ability to demonstrate thanksgiving to God....

A Teen Finds Eternal Life (Finding the Favor of God) A young teen came to Craighouse anxious and fearful of death, her own and her father's. She suffered from depression, insomnia, and terrifying dreams. She thought devoting her life to Christ on a mission field would make her acceptable to God, earn His favor. I had good news for her.

Salvation is by grace. It comes without any consideration for someone earning it or doing anything to obtain it. It is not deserved. Salvation is the free gift of God.
God sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to be the sacrifice for sin which He would accept. Man as a sinner can do nothing to save himself. God's holiness and justice require payment for sin. God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself that those who believe in Jesus might have peace with the Father. There is no salvation apart from Jesus Christ. All one need do is reach out and receive the free gift of eternal life. Only Jesus saves, not mother Church, not angels, not people, not oneself.


Stories of Salvation

There are many stories and testimonials of visitors finding salvation and eternal life in Jesus Christ. Most come to Christ through receiving Him as their Lord and Savior during the prayer time on Friday night. Some come who are newly saved and then learn what it means to be a Christian and follow Christ through the Bible studies, teaching and prayer time.

One young man in his early twenties was popular with the girls, loved to party and drink and led a fairly wild life. He saw the tremendous change in his mother who converted (turned) to Christ out of Islam. After some time and resistance, he was convicted by the Holy Spirit of his own need for Jesus and eternal life. He came with his mother to a Friday night Bible study. He had made it clear that he wanted to receive the Lord Jesus as his Savior. After the Bible study Dr. Mary led him in a prayer of salvation while all of us prayed and ministered to the Lord. He subsequently went through a difficult time of separating from most of his friends and his girl friends (as he believed he needed to do), a time of lonliness, struggle and seeking the Lord. He began to grow in the Lord as he studied his Bible, got involved in a large church in Ft. Lauderdale and is now a radiant believer in and follower of Jesus, is married to a wonderful Christian girl, and they are together raising a family and glorifying the Lord Jesus with their lives. There are still many struggles and difficulties, but he now knows that Jesus carries and delivers him and that he has eternal life and a home now and forever with Jesus in heaven.

1/06 Preach, Teach, Reach "It was so easy. He entered the kingdom of God like a baby entering the world as if on a slide into a new space. Suddenly he was praying to ask Jesus into his heart and life; not just some two-line prayer, but a real prayer covering repentance and acknowledging sin and the need for a Savior, Lord, and the Holy Spirit in his life. Something happened, something was different...."

12/06 Marie, a senior citizen, came to us in a wheelchair. She believed and had great faith in Christ throughout her hard life, yet gradually received the message of salvation by grace through faith in him, was healed, and loves to dance and pray for others. She is continuing to grow through many struggles in the Lord and is a blessing to all of us.


See also...

Life After Life: What the Bible says about eternal life

What About Eternal Life?

Jesus and Eternal Life: The story of Jesus, some of His teaching on eternal life and how to obtain it.

Memory's Gate: The testimony of a little girl who was murdered at age 14, regarding her faith and assurance of heaven. Her mother wrote the poem.

Atonement: Audio recordings of Dr. Mary's teaching from the Bible on the atoning work of Jesus Christ and how it affects you now and for eternity.

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Prayers to Help You and Others
From Prayer Manuals I, II & III by Dr. Mary Craig

Scriptural Prayers For...

...Healing and Wholeness

A Prayer for Peace
Prayer for Renewing the Mind
A Prayer for the Heart
A Prayer for Healing
Toward Inner Healing

...Deliverance

To Release the Power of the Blood of Jesus
Disarming The Enemy
A Prayer Seeking God for His True Light
A Prayer of Deliverance
Defeating Belial in the Midst

Prayer for the Persecuted

...Eternal Life

A Prayer of Salvation: A sample prayer to God you can follow to receive Jesus Christ and eternal life.


See the Teaching Catalog page for a list of all prayers and books by Dr. Craig
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